In June 2020, the Kujenga Wellness Project was selected for funding with the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The first few months of the delivery of the project, the grassroots organization sought to engage the community virtually through focus groups and workshops. After three months, the core members solicited the support of an Advisory Council, co-chaired by Cristal Hines and Jazmyne Julien (Project Coordinator). By our sixth month, we secured additional funding to support Black families impacted by the COVID-19 disease pandemic.
As an organization, we sought to create and develop programs and support for Black families. We recognize that the impact of anti-Black racism and system oppression has had an harmful effect on our community, and creates mass disproportionality and disparities in mental health, education, child welfare, health, criminal justice system and more. Thus, our programs and support aims to assist families with navigating these systems to empower their family using a culturally-informed approach.
In our next six months, join us for intriguing educational workshops, support groups and monthly Lets Talk Cafe’s meetings. To enrol in our programs, contact us: email@example.com
We hosted 8 Lets Talk Cafe’s for over 180 participants
Lets Talk Cafe’s are virtual informal listening circles that are geared to providing a safe space for community members to discuss and describe their experiences on issues that matter to them the most. The cafe’s also provide an opportunity to hear about community members share their experiences. These spaces will provide an opportunity for our organization to shape our programs and advocate for change in the province.
We facilitated 9 Educational Workshops for over 300 participants and started a You Tube Channel
Navigating the New Normal
A Guide for Parents with the Global Pandemic presented by Melissa Perryman and Lisa McGregor
To access our educational workshops, visit our You Tube Page. Access our resources and blogs by visiting our online Resource Library
Hosted a six-week Queen’s Unite women’s program
Join us for our upcoming support groups for support with: co-parenting, healthy relationships, mental health, parenting and more. Email our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We rallied 20 volunteers who gifted over 2000 hours of their time to support the community, and elicited the support of community leaders who donated funds and gifts to our community members
Feedback from our community…
Gift Project Recipient
Gift Project Recipient